Take a trip to New York City, with Assouline as your guide. This megalopolis is often daunting and overwhelming, but New York Chic, seen through the warm lens of Oliver Pilcher, presents a more intimate view of the city, beyond the stereotypes. Everyday moments with the people of New York City, as they want to present themselves, illustrate the city’s true genius loci. This book assembles a visual definition of “New York chic,” and features New York icons, up-and-coming creatives and spaces that are uniquely New York.
Fashion designer Zaldy Goco gives a tour of his creative space in the Financial District. The late artist Françoise Gilot opens the doors to her Upper West Side apartment. Nightlife impresario Omar Hernandez shares an unforgettable night at La Goulue. José Parlá walks readers through his Brooklyn studio. Photographer Oliver Pilcher took to the streets of New York over the course of several months to capture the essence of New York City. Artists, writers, designers, chefs and others who have decided to call New York home share their thoughts about the beautiful metropolis. New York Chic immerses you in the colorful, lively and sometimes contradictory aesthetics of this city of dreams and possibilities.